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By Enn Ots

Existentialism; Urbanism; Aporia; Deontic; Tabula Rasa; Hyperspace; Heterotopia; Metareality; Structuralism… What does all of it suggest? the original language utilized in architectural thought – both in speech and writing – can look daunting and complicated, relatively to new architectural scholars. deciphering Theoryspeak offers an available consultant to the really expert language of up to date layout for the following new release of thinkers, architects and layout leaders. It contains: definitions of over 200 phrases transparent cross-references illustrations all through. it truly is an important pocket-sized source for college kids and practitioners alike.

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American pragmatism, as it spreads worldwide and matures, may still remain the underpinning of a sustainable, yet humanistic architecture. See also: Algorithm • Building information modeling: BIM • Form • Integrated practice • Machines •Parametric design • Pragmatism. Further sources: Broadbent (in Nesbitt 1996: 127) Jencks (2007: 210); Sharr (2007: 10) Figure 10: Herring Hall Anthropomorphism The representation of human form. — Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy The turrets of the house are the ears, the furnace is the stomach and the windows are, as usual, eyes.

Its most popular form is the aesthetic theory that true beauty in architecture consists in the adapting of form to function. — Roger Scruton Beauty 33 | B In Eisenman’s work and in other recent theory, beauty is reemerging in the context of opposition to the sublime (grotesque). — Kate Nesbitt The word beauty remains proscribed in modern professional debate today only as a vestige of Puritanism. — Inaki Abalos and Juan Herreros Since the Renaissance, architects have been uncomfortable with the burden of beauty.

In the now iconic Experience Music Project (EMP) by Frank O. Gehry (2000), the armatures are exposed to the public (Figure 16). As demonstrated by the EMP, the individual armature pieces can be unique, unlike the repetition preferred in the design of old-fashioned steel beam grids. This is possible due to the CNC tools used for the design and manufacture of the complex three-dimensional shapes. Once the term armature becomes a popular word in general architectural discourse, its loss of meaning through overuse is only a matter of time.

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